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in the legal arena in america. here in phoenix, jodi arias' life is on the line. today a medical examiner is set to testify to the pain and the suffering that man endured. he is the victim, travis alexander. >>> also in las vegas, o.j. simpson talking. he's expected to take the stand. he's trying to get a new trial, but to get one, he's going to have to trash his former lawyer. >>> and in washington, d.c. this hour, president obama is honoring police officers who have been lost in the line of duty and we begin with twin krfrs in d.c. and twin controversies in d.c. of course, the justice department also being accused of secretly seizing the phone records of the associated press, having done so answering to it. attorney general eric holder expected to face tough, tough questions on both of those issues when he appears at a house hearing on capitol hill about two hours from now. and here is just a small example of the combative tone that exists right now between republicans and the white house. >> i've never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can te
and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
the president, by the way, we just got word that the jury in phoenix in the jodi arias trial, they have reached a verdict on phase two, whether or not she should live or die, whether she should be eligible for the death penalty, or not. they have to determine if when she killed her ex-lover, it was done in an unusually cruel way, or not. if they determine it was done in an unusually cruel way, she will be eligible for the death penalty. but then there will be a third phase of this trial, which will determine the sentence, whether she spends the rest of her life in jail or whether she is eligible for the death sentence of the we don't know when they're actually going to announce the verdict. we'll continue to monitor what's happening in phoenix. we'll go there once we know what's going on. but once again, the arias verdict has been reached. we'll let you know when we know what's going on. >>> in the meantime, we're awaiting the president of the united states. he'll be walking into the east room of the white house, and making a major statement on the irs investigation. he'll be telling us what he
the jury that convicted jodi arias is set to reconvene on a whole other question, just how cruel was her murder? we're going to have extensive coverage of the so-called aggravation phase of arias' first-degree murder trial in just a few moments, but our top story comes from a different courtroom in a different state 300 miles away. that's where o.j. simpson is about to tell a las vegas judge under oath why he deserves a do-over. a do-over in the trial that sent him to prison for 33 years. in short, he says it's all his former lead attorney's fault. it's his fault for getting him convicted of robbing and kidnapping and assaulting two sports memorabilia dealers in vegas who o.j. maintains were selling him his own stolen merchandise. cnn's paul vercammen joins me live to set the stage. so, paul, i know his attorneys are there. i believe o.j. is even at the courthouse at this time. set me up as to just exactly what's transpiring and how soon he's going to take that stand. >> well, we think he's going to take the stand momentarily. don't forget he's now being held at the clarke county jail. h
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
to north korea trying to win his release. >>> in a couple of hours joe jdi aria -- jody airy aswill go back to a -- jodi arias will go back to a phoenix courtroom. she was found guilty of the brutal killing of her boyfriend at his home near phoenix five years ago. >>> 7:18. a major ruling is expected today in an infamous child nce sase. a judge will decide if the case can be brought to trial. pates, the 6-year-old vanished while walking to his manhattan school bus stop 34 years ago. a man named pedro hernandez has confessed to killing the little boy. hernandez's lawyer wants the case dismissed. he claims hernandez is mentally ill. >>> a rape suspect in san jose is scheduled to appear in court this morning. 24-year-old ulysses rios is accused of raping one woman and trying to rape another woman. police say rios offered the women car rides and then attacked them. investigators sari crows first tried to rain -- say rios tried to rape a 51-year-old woman she escaped. she said he spotted her days later and propositioned. her when she snapped photos of him and his license plate number, police say
fogle was found with a letter promising millions for cooperation. >>> jodi arias returns to a phoenix courtroom. today, the jury begins deciding whether she should get the death penalty for killing her former boyfriend. arias says she would rather die than spend life in prison. >>> the powerball jackpot has grown to $360 million before tonight's drawing. as for last night's mega millions, $170 million up for grabs. but no one won it. friday's jackpot now jumped to $190 million. those are just some of our top stories on this wednesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> we'll know if diana perez wins the jackpot. ratting you out right here. she said, "if i win, i'm not coming in. i'm not even breaking stride. never again." >> you will never see this mug again. >> i would keep it a secret. at least i would come in for a little while. take care of business. >> bosses know they will never see the mug again. if i win. not even -- >> not a hug, nothing. you will be gone. >> i will send you a nice present. that will be your c
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